Apple released macOS Sierra 10.12.1 this week and with this OS comes quite a lot of new things for Mac users, beginning with MacBook Pro 2016.
Apparently, the release did not just bring to life a new Apple operating system, but it also comes with some hidden Apple Pay images. These images are actually the source of the leaked MacBook Pro 2016, which show that the laptop will come with the rumored OLED touch panel.
The MacBook Pro 2016 is one of the devices that Apple is expected to announce at its upcoming “Hello Again” event that will be held tomorrow, Thursday 27. While it has been to tell whether or not Apple will indeed come in with this new MacBook device, the new images are a confirmation that the device is truly in the vicinity.
The leaked images are actually what give us the first look at what exactly Apple has in store for us. One of the major redesigns of the MacBook Pro 2016 includes an OLED touch panel that is located just above the keyboard, replacing the function keys. The images show the touch panel being used with Apple Pay alongside the Touch ID feature, something that should be a welcome idea for those looking to get the updated laptop.
Rumors claim that Apple will call the touch panel the Magic Toolbar. In addition, the bar looks contextual, meaning that it will be changing depending on what is currently being used. The leaked images show a customer being asked to confirm a purchase using a finger directly from the panel.
Since this is just another new line of MacBook Pro, you will notice design similarities with previous models. Apple is expected to unveil two MacBook Pro 2016 models – a 13-inch and a 15-inch variant. However, the model in the pictures seems to be a 13-inch, with speakers placed on either side of the keyboard.
While the leaked images say nothing about the thickness of the MacBook Pro 2016, rumor has it that it will be the thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Ports are also not visible, but USB-C ports are expected, alongside the usual headphone jack. Don’t expect to come across the likes of microSD card slots, HDMI port or even a MagSafe Port.
If all goes according to plan, the MacBook Pro 2016 will be here by close of business this Thursday, October 27. Apple will also unveil a new MacBook Air as well as new iMacs.